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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.



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a: nuclear-membrane ~ b: wiffle-ball
Writer: Not Stated --Date: September 25, 2016

a: nuclear-membrane ~ b: the-middle-blocker
Writer: Erikka --Date: September 25, 2016

a: golgi-body ~ b: a-post-office
Writer: Belle --Date: September 25, 2016


a: effective-nuclear-charge ~ b: gravity
Writer: --Date: September 25, 2016

a: a-cell ~ b: a-high-school
Writer: Anders Newgard --Date: September 25, 2016

a: cilia-and-flagella ~ b: synonyms
Writer: Not Stated --Date: September 25, 2016


a: nucleolus ~ b: the-king-in-the-game-of-chess
Writer: Hunter Isbell --Date: September 25, 2016

a: vacuole ~ b: kitchen
Writer: Many --Date: September 25, 2016

a: human-body ~ b: a-mirror
Writer: Teo Siew Yong --Date: September 25, 2016


a: a-snowflake ~ b: a-person
Writer: Adam Gopnik --Date: September 25, 2016

a: dna ~ b: a-book
Writer: Monique --Date: September 25, 2016

a: missing-someone ~ b: a-plant-grown-inside-of-you
Writer: Not Stated --Date: September 25, 2016


a: vacuole ~ b: a-balloon
Writer: Dante Almaguer --Date: September 25, 2016

a: cytoskeleton ~ b: the-wood-frame-of-a-house
Writer: Kim Middleton, Ph.D --Date: September 25, 2016

a: car-engine ~ b: a-delicate-ballet
Writer: Justin Cupler --Date: September 25, 2016


a: a-cell ~ b: restaurant
Writer: Lashon Bushart --Date: September 25, 2016

a: gene ~ b: recipe
Writer: 50000_FLYING_DILDOS --Date: September 25, 2016

a: human-heart ~ b: tree
Writer: Marizza --Date: September 25, 2016


a: motivation ~ b: steam
Writer: Mark A. Copeland, 2009 --Date: September 25, 2016

a: motivation ~ b: elastic-band
Writer: Daniel --Date: September 25, 2016

a: anorexia ~ b: this-monster-that-either-grabs-you
Writer: Lost in Space --Date: September 25, 2016


a: a-neuron ~ b: tree
Writer: Ken Collins --Date: September 25, 2016

a: a-cirrhotic-liver ~ b: a-mangled-soda-can
Writer: Peter Oyakhire --Date: September 25, 2016

a: cell-wall ~ b: gate-outside-a-city
Writer: Not Stated --Date: September 25, 2016


a: transistor ~ b: adjustable-resistor
Writer: Not Stated --Date: September 25, 2016

a: a-capacitor ~ b: a-tiny-rechargeable-battery
Writer: Charles Platt --Date: September 25, 2016

a: capacitor ~ b: a-parking-lot
Writer: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. --Date: September 25, 2016


a: successful-marriage ~ b: two-boards-leaning-on-one-another
Writer: Beth Dozier --Date: September 25, 2016

a: golgi-body ~ b: gift-wrapping-shop
Writer: Not Stated --Date: September 25, 2016

a: freedom ~ b: cocaine
Writer: Dr. Julie Carbery --Date: September 25, 2016


a: human-heart ~ b: water-pump
Writer: Jonathan Griffiths --Date: September 25, 2016

a: innate-immunity ~ b: an-initial-shotgun-blast
Writer: patrickmaguire --Date: September 25, 2016

a: cell-membrane ~ b: banana-peel
Writer: Not Stated --Date: September 25, 2016


a: lymphatic-system ~ b: a-garbage-disposal
Writer: Mary Rosenberg --Date: September 24, 2016

a: smooth-endoplasmic-reticulum ~ b: smooth-road
Writer: Not Stated --Date: September 24, 2016

a: hormone ~ b: an-instrument
Writer: Jillian Michaels --Date: September 24, 2016


a: thyroid-gland ~ b: a-hibernating-sloth
Writer: Not Stated --Date: September 24, 2016

a: the-gospel ~ b: the-word-of-god
Writer: Not Stated --Date: September 24, 2016

a: protein-enzyme-denaturation ~ b: bending-the-key
Writer: Sundrud, R. Bruce; Hueftle, Kris --Date: September 24, 2016


a: phospholipid-bilayer ~ b: two-slices-of-bread-with-peanut-butter
Writer: Kathy Watkins --Date: September 24, 2016

a: a-lipid ~ b: the-water-of-a-lake-for-protein-boats
Writer: Not Stated --Date: September 24, 2016

a: personal-responsibility ~ b: cutting-with-a-half-pair-of-scissors
Writer: Connor Boyack --Date: September 24, 2016


a: cell ~ b: soccer-team
Writer: AMANI AND SAM VANG --Date: September 24, 2016

a: family ~ b: zoo
Writer: Kylie Young --Date: September 24, 2016

a: activation-energy ~ b: a-hill-a-barrier-a-wall-an-inpediment
Writer: Peter Charles Taylor --Date: September 24, 2016


a: golgi-body ~ b: gift-wrapping-shop
Writer: Not Stated --Date: September 24, 2016

a: cytoskeleton ~ b: the-wood-frame-of-a-house
Writer: Kim Middleton, Ph.D --Date: September 24, 2016

a: enterprise-architect ~ b: city-planner
Writer: Anna Mar --Date: September 24, 2016


a: my-heart ~ b: a-withered-nut
Writer: Caroline Norton --Date: September 24, 2016

a: a-neuron ~ b: tree
Writer: Ken Collins --Date: September 24, 2016

a: a-neuron ~ b: toilet
Writer: Gidi Shemer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill --Date: September 24, 2016


a: nerve-cell ~ b: a-tree
Writer: Not Stated --Date: September 24, 2016

a: teaching-creationism-alongside-evolution ~ b: trying-to-ride-a-big-wheel-in-the-tour-de-france
Writer: Sarah Palin Thinks --Date: September 24, 2016

a: neuron ~ b: toilet
Writer: Not Stated --Date: September 24, 2016


a: family ~ b: a-heap-of-stones
Writer: God --Date: September 24, 2016

a: mitochondria ~ b: a-funky-little-bean
Writer: Karly Masters --Date: September 24, 2016

a: endocrine-system ~ b: powerful-dictatorship
Writer: W. Tecumseh Fitch --Date: September 24, 2016


a: brain-physiology ~ b: chemical-analysis
Writer: James Patrick Condon --Date: September 24, 2016

a: family ~ b: a-major-organ
Writer: Chelsie Kelly --Date: September 24, 2016

a: family ~ b: a-jungle
Writer: YoungBeau, Greensboro, NC --Date: September 24, 2016


a: human-nature ~ b: a-garden-in-need-of-a-gardener
Writer: Gregory Watson --Date: September 24, 2016

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